Saturday 18 June 2016

Celebrate, it's your birthday

Good morning all.
It's the weekend and hopefully the deluge has stopped. The rain on Tuesday onwards has been torrential, the yard flooded in one corner and the down pipes couldn't cope. Luckily we weren't flooded inside unlike many around here.
Anyway its time for a new challenge over at Fantasy Stampers. This time our theme is


So we would like to see your stamped projects using teddy bears, cute, grumpy, large or small.
Here is my card for your inspiration.

This stamp is from the Fizzy Moon collection called simply Beer!
I used the layout from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches and kept it pretty simple.
I'd seen a card using the technique of cutting clouds out from the background then offsetting the clouds allowing a bit of blue background to show. Tried it but thought it didn't quite work but I did like the idea of the clouds cut and replaced into the textured panel.
I started by using a MFT background plate to emboss the background then cut the clouds and stitched rectangle. The bottom is a scrap of NitWits DP edged with a MS punch and then cut with the same stitched rectangle die from MFT. Fizzy was stamped, coloured with Copics and then mounted on the panel with pads. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations, Sentiment Builders: Celebrate. I stamped the celebrate on a scrap then fussy cut it but stamped the rest flat on the panel.
OK, that's all from me. So if you are into proper stamping we'd love to see what you come up with. Don't forget that we cannot include digi stamps in our top 3.
For even more inspiration check out the rest of the DT.

I'd like to join in over at -



  1. Now thats a way to celebrate your birthday if you are a guy, lol. Love the embossed background.
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  2. Nice masculine card. Love the embossed background with the die cut clouds. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  3. That is a great card...a brilliant stamp. You always find such interesting techniques and designs to share with us. Love the way you have added the sentiment xx

  4. Such a charming image!! I love how much interest you've added to the card with the embossing and clouds, yet that cute image is still the focus! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Oh I love this card! The texture in the sky and then I really love the way you cut out the clouds and put them right back in! Super job! Thanks for playing along with the girls and I over at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Oh my gosh, I love this stamp and I know a husband who would, too! This is such a fantastic card. Love all the details and textures. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Love the teddy behind the beer glass! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  8. Hey Jules!! I love your card. The texture is amazing and I love the bear holding the drink. Super masculine. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.


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